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Stalking in two minds

I've been stalking again and have found a warehouse in Sydney. I'm in two minds though. I love many things about this conversation and others just don't do it for me. The intimate spaces are fabulous. That bathroom is so much fun and has just the right amount of glamour. I love the room with the red couch. Is it because of its smaller scale? The open living areas are spectacular but the bells aren't ringing for me I'm afraid. Is it the styling? Are the real estate photos that conform to the real estate mantra of get it all in shot, don't miss a well apppointed thing the problem? If a good photographer and a clever stylist controlled the shoot would I be "ooohing" and "aaahing"? My favourite spots in this house - the roof top garden with hints of the historic facade and the wine cellar carved from the sandstone beneath. Just lock me in the cellar and throw away the key. It will be a noble death! Here while the link lasts.

Reader Comments (19)

Just give me that bathroom

3 Mar 2010 | Unregistered Commenterdi overton

just give my husband that wine cellar

3 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSheila

Absolutely gorgeous!

3 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Marie

I want this house !!! One of the best posts till date !

3 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSarthak

I actually think I know where this place is in Darling Point and have admired it each time I sail past for a run! The garage is insane - imagine!

I would love to own a house with a little courtyard. It's so pretty. A cozy little "backyard" right in the middle of your house. P.S. I agree - that garage is insane! Where do they keep all their garage junk?

3 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJordana

Wow what an amazing Space!

3 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterStyle Revolution

I love the space, but the dining room and living room furniture are less them impressive. The dining room furniture looks like bad hotel deck furniture. I love the rest ofhouse. The wine cellar and the bathroom are fantastic.

3 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKate

I forget the adress :)



3 Mar 2010 | Unregistered Commenterangelica

i see what you're saying... the structure, use of space and integration of nature is actually quite beautiful but between the unfocused pictures (nicely framed vignettes do draw people in more than they care to admit), the mish mash of styles and areas in a single photo, and some poor styling choices, it's hard to really love the place without some imagination. the best photos for me are the kitchen, bathroom and cellar because it's obvious what they're trying to convey and show off.

3 Mar 2010 | Unregistered Commentervanessa

LOVE LOVE LOVE this bathroom. This house is a beauty, so serene. Great post.

3 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCayla

The property is amazing!! The styling is pretty much non-existent and the choice of furniture for the downstairs area is a bit dodgy. :) The bathroom, the kitchen and the cellar are to die for, the rest could easily be adjusted.

3 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDecofabulous

Agree with you and commenters about styling/furniture. I also feel like the architecture, for me, would feel almost like being surrounded by an apartment block...All those boxy overhangs (over living room, gardens, etc.) feel too weighty. I would not be at ease sitting in those areas, with that massive sense of weight hanging over my head. That said, give me that bathroom, please!

3 Mar 2010 | Unregistered Commenterwhyioughtta

Excessive open space with all the hard surfaces makes for impossible daily living. The sound would bounce around everywhere and you'd not be able to understand what a person standing right next to you is saying! But if someone drops a teaspoon, you'd hear it amplified throughout the entire house!!! Monotonous arrangement of fenestration, and unless the glass is mechanized to control sunlight, it would be impossible to bear the heat gain. The all white wall color is devoid of interest and lacking texture. That's probably one reason the cellar is so "inviting". Other than that, the roof terrace and view from it are wonderful. :o)

3 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterToni (aka Sparky)

I think open spaces need to be minimally appointed with larger, more commanding pieces, otherwise it just looks like someone threw a bunch of furniture in a box and shook it. Cluttered! There should be at least one visual avenue when you look across the room, or you'll feel like you're going to walk into something.

3 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJacqui

I absolutely agree Jacqui. The windows and the light well offer fantastic light but the rooms are just so overcrowded, maybe they collect chairs because I have never seen so many in one room!

3 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterLeanne

It is so surprising that they let such a pictures advertise the place, it make it looks cheap. The first thing that attracted my eyes was the 2 big Louis something armchair near the internal garden lower floor, yak. Nothing is matching...
Imagine it revamped in a contemporary japanese type with a zen garden in the middle...also big issue the tiles are too present and wrong color, wood or painted ciment would have been nicer, even sisal and the opening on the patio need to be revised look like the inside of a condo, mmmm thinking how to do this....
Just my opinion because I LOVE the space.

4 Mar 2010 | Unregistered Commentermiam

This place is gorgeous! I'd love for my future house to look like this.

5 Mar 2010 | Unregistered CommenterCorvida Raven

When it comes to real estate photos (as opposed to magazine shoots) the constant use of wide angle lenses is a problem. Yeah, yeah, you want the space to look bigger, we get it, but this frequently distorts the space and makes it look "off" somehow.

6 Mar 2010 | Unregistered Commentermsd

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